Nestor Javier Bedoya

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Nestor Javier Bedoya
Meet 2024 Award Recipient

Nestor Javier Bedoya

Nestor Bedoya came to the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in 2018, where he earned a Master of Science in Biomedical Science. He then joined the class of 2024 as a medical student. Nestor earned his Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry at Brown University in 2013. Prior to arriving to ISMMS, Nestor spent several years working in clinical trials project management within the pharmaceutical industry for both Boston Biomedical and Vertex Pharmaceuticals.

While at Sinai, Nestor participated in East Harlem Health Outreach Partnership, the ISMMS student-run free clinic (EHHOP) as a Spanish interpreter and Senior Clinician. Nestor held leadership positions in Sinai's Latinx Medical Student Association (LMSA) and the First Generation Scholars Program, a student-run organization aimed to provide support and mentorship to first-generation high school students interested in applying to college. Nestor was also one of the co-founders of Sinai's Bilingual Fluency Assessment for Clinicians (BFAC), a 25-30 hour intensive accreditation course offered to medical students with advanced to native level of fluency in Spanish in order to qualify them as certified bilingual providers within the Mount Sinai Health System.

Nestor would like to thank his family, his partner, and all the Mount Sinai faculty, residents, peers, friends, and mentors for their support during a challenging and rewarding medical school experience.

Nestor will graduate with his MD degree in May and will continue his journey in medicine by pursuing residency training in the field of anesthesiology.

Nestor Javier Bedoya is receiving the:

Barry Stimmel Award for Medical Education

Irwin Gelernt, MD, Award for Service to the Community